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Smart Summon in the UK

Discussion in 'The UK and Ireland' started by ben_c, Dec 27, 2019.

  1. ben_c

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    Thought I’d start a thread to track when Smart Summon will actually work (albeit with the UN limitations).

    For those who haven’t tried it yet, the 50.1 release enabled Smart Summon, but the app doesn’t allow you to trigger it, saying it’s unsupported at the vehicles current location.

    Hoping it’s just a server flag they have to enable post festivities.

    If you try it and it works, please post here! I’ll keep an eye on it each time I park
     
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  2. Durzel

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    It won’t be enabled over here until UNECE regulations change. The regs forbid driverless self driving beyond a few metres (6 I think?), hence the Bluetooth range restriction.

    There is a new flag in the API that relates to whether the car is under UNECE restrictions - but it’s almost certainly read only.
     
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  3. NorfolkMustard

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    #3 NorfolkMustard, Dec 28, 2019
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    It’s working now ! :)
    “Come to me” button available now too
     
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  4. PaulJohn

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    Same here in Poland
     
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    You get a range circle around the car, guess this is the 20m limit. If you pick a destination outside you get a message saying “move the pin closer to your vehicle”


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    Does your phone still have to be within 6m though?
     
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    So far I’ve only tested it while sitting in it ;) I’ll try further away
     
  8. Durzel

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    Welp looks like I was completely wrong lol
     
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    #9 PaulJohn, Dec 28, 2019
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    Is this on 2019.40.50.1?
     
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    Yeah
     
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    tested. Yes. Even if phonekey is in range and connected ~20m away, I still get this when further than ~6m away


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    Nice! Have you tried it prior to today? I wonder if they’ve just turned on a switch at the mothership... didn’t work for me yesterday
     
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    Yeah. Wasn’t working for me on Boxing Day.

    Short video ->
    Stu on Twitter
     
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    Tried to get it to work today. Worked in the Colonnades car park in Croydon.
    Failed every time though
     
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    #15 PaulJohn, Dec 28, 2019
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    Finally managed to get smart summon to work in Poland. Too bad it won’t even travel 20m... more like 8-10m. Completely useless with the current regulations in place. Hopefully we’ll see some amendments in January.
    Also, it’s super slow. 3kmh (2mph) max.
     
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    I got the smart summon to work today (on my own private land in North London), however pretty useless if I'm needed to stay within 6m of the car. Regulations need to change or it's simply a gimmick to show friends.

    Summon is great though for a car park when I can't fit in, can't fault that.
     
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  17. RealEvil_UK

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    Probably a topic for another thread but this does seem like FSD (the package which costs £5800) simply isn't worth it in this country? I don't see how - given the regulations - that price/functionality ratio will improve much?
     
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  18. Durzel

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    I’ve always been curious about that use case. Would you really want to wedge your car in between two others to the point where you can’t open the doors properly to get out?

    You might have Summon but the people you’re parking next to don’t, so they’ll be whacking your door with theirs when they try and leave.
     
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    Better for tight fitting garage.
     
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    That's about the only use for it as far as I can see. And given the size of British garages it will be quite an important one!
     
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